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develop into your weekend. >> thank you. the clean up from sandy continues in new york and new jersey. >> brandy hitt is in lower manhattan with almost no power. >> reporter: three days after sandy made landfall thousands of families in hobeken are still trapped by floodwaters. >> it's really scary. we don't have that much food. we spared a little bit. >> reporter: while national guard rescues people stranded here fires continue to burn further south where homes have been flattened. >> you hear the gas, for days,. >> reporter: it's gone in to the streets because crews can't reach the area to turn it off. >> you never really expected this to be this bad. >> reporter: help and relief is being delivered but frustration is growing. at howard beach entire working class neighborhoods have been destroyed and people feel they have been forgotten. >> i have -- red cross, salvation army, fema, nobody. >> reporter: it'll take weeks to recover from the destruction and parts of new york city are still paralyzed. some subway service has returned and it was announced that power will be restored
, november 1, 2012. welcome to cbs "this morning." the aftermath of sandy remains overwhelming, the death toll soars and 5 million people remain without power. >> massive gas shortages are causing anger and panic but subway and trains begin to move slowly. >> and the presidential campaign gets busy again. we'll check with the newest polls with just five days to >> we begin this morning with today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. >>> we are here for you. and we will not forget, we will follow up to make sure that you get all the help that you need until you rebuild. >> the northeast begins its long road to recovery. >> the death toll from sandy is now up to at least 74. >> 5 million customers are still waiting for the power to come on. >> debris from this storm is stacked on streets. >> when i left everything was intact. >> there are long lines for gas in hard hit areas. >> i got no gas. >> limited subway service will begin this morning. >> as much as the water has gone down we're still two levels worth of water until we get to tracks? >> absolutely. >> the election is only five d
as the northeast works to recover from sandy while help continues to pour in from the military, red cross, and also springsteen, bon jovi, and many others. >>> obama, romney, and countless political candidates across the nation present their final arguments on who you should vote for them this final weekend before election day. plus new details during what really happened during the 9/11 plus new details during what really happened during the 9/11 benghazi terror attack. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning, everyone. i'm lynn berry. a horrific week for the northeast and mid-atlantic states continues to unfold. 94 people are confirmed dead in the u.s. from sandy. minutes ago we learned the number of power outages has gone down to 3.5 million. at the height of the blackout, 8 million people had no power. some of the biggest cries for help are coming from new york's statin island where the superstorm has claimed at least 19 lives. among them, two little boys, brothers. a 2-year-old and a 4-year-old. their bodies were found in a marsh on thursday. their mother's suv was washe
of hurricane sandy. >>> a positive jobs report is out this morning, with just four days to go until the election. >>> john dickerson will take us through the road map to victory for each candidate. >>> we begin with a look at today's eye opener, your world in 90 seconds. >> red cross should have been here. there should be -- i have a knife on my stoop, waiting for someo someone. >> millions of americans spend another night in the dark. >> we're going to die. we're going to freeze. >> frustration is being felt by hundreds of communities in new york and new jersey. >> no supplies. our kids are homeless, they're cold. >> millions still have no power. long lines for just the little gas that's still left. >> it's a dog fight i hear. >> this is like preapocalyptic scenario. >> would you like to see inside? >> what does it look like in there? >> pretty awful. >>> if you vote for me, we'll win this election, we'll keep moving forward. >> the signs out front forward, i think forewarned is a better word. >> don't you want this election over with already? >> the important october jobs report,
, power outages, traffic nightmares. tensions begin to boil over in the wake of hurricane sandy. >>> with four days to go until the election, could day's jobs report be a game-changer? >> john dickerson will take us through the road map to victory for each candidate. >>> we begin with today's "eye opener" your world in 90 seconds. >> red cross should have been here. there should -- i have someone coming. >> anger, fear and frustration grow as millions spend another night in the dark. >> we could have died! we couldn't breathe! >> the misery on staten island is being felt by residents in new york and new jersey. >> we have no surprise. our kids are homeless. they're cold. >> millions still have no power. long lines for the little gas that's left. >> it's a dog fight out here. >> this is like pre-apocalyptic scenarios, you know. >> would you like to see inside? >> what does it look like in there? >> pretty awful. >> if you vote for me, we'll win this election. we'll keep moving forward. >> the sign out front is forward. i think forewarned is better. >> the good thing about voting
this morning." the aftermath of sandy remains overwhelming. the death toll soars and 5 million people remain without power. >> massive gas shortages are causing anger and panic. but subways and planes begin to move slowly. >>> presidential campaign gets busy again. we'll check with the newest polls with just five days to go. >>> we begin with a lock at today's eye opener, your world in 90 seconds. >> we are here for you. we will not forget. we will follow up to make sure that you get all the help that you need until you rebuild. >>> the northeast begins its long road to recovery. >> death toll from sandy is now up to at least 74. >> 5 million customers are still waiting for the power to come back on. >> debris from this massive storm is stacked on streets and new jersey neighborhoods. >> when i left, everything was intact. >>> there are long lines for hard hit areas. >> i've got no gas. >> bus service is limited. subway service will begin this morning. >> as much as the water has gone down, we're at two levels, we're at the the level before you get to the tracks? >> absolutely. >>> both cand
, slowing the recovery from superstorm sandy. >> how looking in the mirror could provide clues to your risk for heart disease. >>> but we begin this morning with a look at today's eye opener. your world in 90 seconds. >> second storm has just made life miserable. people have to worry about heat and not dying. >> new misery for the northeast as a post sandy storm slams the wi region. >> coastal flooding wintry mix. >> causing 100,000 new power outages. >> it eats away at you, you end know. finally you see the light at the end of the tunnel, the power is back and we're starting over again. >> more than 1,000 flights canceled in new york and last philadelphia. >> when i finally got that foreconfident i got last night i said i'm waiting for the locust pest and pestulants next. >>> urging more bipartisan cooperation. >> mr. president, this is your moment. moment.ady we're ready to be led. not as democrats or republicans, but as americans. americ >> i want to work together but k i want everyone to also you can't understand, you can't push us around. >> today gabby
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that they tell you about now. it involves you of victims of super storm, sandy who cannot return home or have no home anymore. our joe johns is following us in washington on this story. but what he is following is that new jersey governor chris christy is now saying that people in the affected areas of new jersey, people affected by hurricane sandy can now vote electronically. they can vote by e-mail and they can vote by fax. it is an interesting turn. joe, what are you finding out about this? >> well, it's a very interesting turn, don. as you said, in response to the super storm, the governor has issued a directive. this is for misplaced voters that can submit ballot applications by e-mail or by fax to the county clerk. the clerk sends them a ballot and then they have to return that ballot by about 8:00 p.m. on tuesday. it sounds highly unusual. to some, it may sound off the wall. but the fact of the matter is, in an emergency situation, there is some precedent for it. the united states actually has a program for military and overseas voters to basically do very similar things. so chris chri
that could make things interesting -- the impact of the hurricane sandy. mentioned that. provisional ballots may make it impossible to know a winner tuesday late night. >> in ohio. >> several states. >> ballot printing errors, machine errors, in some states as well. then citizen poll watchers, vowing to be on both side. may add to confusion. so, there are a lot of variables out there on tuesday that could make things, turn election night into weeks of uncertainty. it appears over, but maybe not. stay tuned. >>> maybe by thanksgiving we could be thankful it is over. make sure you stay with abc news for complete coverage of the presidential elects. >> diane sawyer and george stephanopoulos in our times square election headquarters and our team will be out in force for what we said could be a very long night, fasten your seatbelts, america. >>> now we turn to the latest on sandy's aftermath. the storm is now being blamed for more than 100 deaths. most of those in new york state. more than a million homes and businesses still have no power, now it has been nearly a week in the dark. and the situ
[ ♪ theme music ♪ ] >> eliot: welcome back to "viewpoint's" special coverage of hurricane sandy and it's aftermath over the last few days. the nation has seen moments of horror and devastation. a brutal act of nature leaving behind a trail of damage and heartbreak. here is a small sampling of some of the tragedy and destruction of hurricane sandy. >> this storm showed even the most prepared that they weren't prepared enough. a record storm surge almost 14 feet flooded lower manhattan. >> amazing. cars were completely destroyed. they were submerged underwater. i'm floored by what happened. >> i've lived before hurricanes. i've never seen anything like this. >> new york university medical one of the most respected teaching hospitals in new york city found itself in crisis at the height of the storm. flooded with up to 12 feet of water. it lost power chewing it's back up generator. >> ambulances lined up through the night after nyu hospital here in manhattan was plunged into darkness with generators failing. hundreds of patients were evacuated to other facilities. 20 of them babies
states. we've got live coverage ahead. >>> our other big story of the morning, the aftermath of sandy. an outcry forces the new york marathon's cancellation. millions remain without power, while many are without access to food and water. we've got a live update in minutes. >>> plus the gas crisis. people still waiting in lines for hours, so how long will it last? and is this any solution in sight? good morning, everyone. welcome to "weekends with alex witt." and welcome here to the kickoff of msnbc's live coverage from demosthenes plaza. we'll be right here in rockefeller center in new york city from now until election day and through the results night on tuesday. we're going to have more on that in just a moment. but first here's what's happening right now. it is a sprint to the finish, a huge weekend for both campaigns. president obama and mitt romney crisscrossing the country in a blur of nonstop events. we have two reports, nbc's peter alexander is in new hampshire today with mitt romney and nbc white house correspondent kristen welker is in house with president obama. we're going
the credit. >> let me talk to you a little bit about speaking of getting credit, the response to sandy. part of the president -- and gentlemen, you can all take a look, as well as folks at home. president obama went to fema and washington, d.c. this morning. and this is what he had to say regarding the response to sandy. let's play it. >> leaders of different political parties working together to fix what is broken. [ applause ] now it's a spirit that says no matter how bad a storm is, no matter how tough times are, we're all in this together. we rise or fall as one nation and as one people. >> if we can pull up the marist poll, the nbc "wall street journal," the president's response to sandy. 73% approve in ohio. 70% out of florida. marc caputo, let me bring you in because 70% of the people in the home state of yours approve of his handling. will that have an impact on perhaps not early voter, but on tuesday those who look back and may have heard comments from the republican primary that were made by governor romney regarding fema. we know fema is still popular in that state for the obvious
of hurricane sandy. there is a gasoline shortage in new jersey adding to the misery of storm victims. they have spent hours waiting only to find the pumps have run dry. police have been called out to keep order. gas lines are not the only things frustrating people in new york and new jersey. some people in s.i. say they feel like they are being forgotten -- staten say they feel like they are being forgotten. >> progress is being made, but there are many obstacles out there, like staten island, and patience is wearing thin. >> there is still 3 million people without power on the coast. people are not happy about the marathon taking place. >> tempers are running high, especially in waterlogged staten island. >> we are going to die. you do not understand. >> gasoline, food, and clothing. 20 people died on staten island. people are facing another night of darkness and cold. >> people are fighting. that sends people over the edge. >> the governor says relief is on the way. >> there should be an improvement in conditions and people should see it quickly. >> the ferry service and has resumed today. wa
've got to start over. >> three days since sandy and storm victims are still reeling and struggling to recover. >> five days until the election. both kaesdz on the road in the final battleground states. good morning and welcome to "early start." i'm john berman. >> and i'm zoraida sambolin. it's 5:00 a.m. in the east. we begin with the latest on the aftermath of the superstorm hurricane ire hurricane sandy. most buses are up and running again and they are free of charge. but most of lower manhattan still has no power and temperatures are dipping into the 30s and 40s. >> and there are no heartbreaking picture as long the jersey shore barrier islands. houses picked up, some just buried in the sand and governor chris christie who toured the destruction with president obama said some parts of the shore may never look the same again. >> the death toll reached 124 people with 56 in the united states. at least 28 in new york. and close to 5 million customers are still waiting for the power to come back on. >> cnn has the entire disaster zone covered this morning. our correspondents spanned
week when sandy came into our lives and governor christie threw his arms around the president before he jumped on an airplane and flew off to las vegas for a fund-raiser. i think it's kind of got back up again. people are looking hard at the four years and not for ours and basically i think romney is a good alternative and that think people are moving toward him. number seven proved, and that think the polls of tightened up. gerri: andrea, we have an old saying on wall street that traders talk their buck. frankly, i think that is what has been going on with the campaigns when they talk to the media. they're all saying that the candid is going to wind. clearly not true. can you believe a word coming out of the mouths of these people who work for the campaign's? i mean, they both can't win. >> that's absolutely right. and you know what, i sympathize with the press team a little bit because i used to do that job and i remember having to go out, put on your game face, looked good. you say, oh, the only poll that matters is the one that happens tomorrow. i really do think that the romney peo
carlson. i hope you have a great day. we are talking about hurricane sandy because millions are without power and relying on generators for power. and now there is fear about gas shortage. >> steve: that is one of the few stations open. folks news e-mail that went to the state department and could be the smoking gun on libya. >> president obama responding to hurricane from the situation room. but where was the picture on september 11th when americans over seas were killed in libya. "fox and friends" starts right now. ♪ ♪ "fox and friends". >> gretchen: good morning, peter is in for brian. >> steve: it is november 1st all saints day and yesterday's all souls day . and people are praying for help because millions are without power and millions in this area that are hurting. >> gretchen: no kidding. we have a fox news alert. remember the picture of september 11th? the white house pushing this picture. where was the picture on september 11th this year in regard to ben benghazi. >> steve: and going to peter doocy who is live in the nation's capitol with a look at the president touring ne
? >>> stocks didn't fear sandy. stocks up 136 points. good evening, everybody. larry kudlow with my colleague michelle caruso-cabrera. five days before the election. is new york mayor mike bloomberg using hurricane sandy to score political points by endorsing barack obama? rudy giuliani will be our special guest. >> and why are politicians brow beating insurance companies in to how to run their businesses? it eats an attack on free market capitalism. >> a special edition of the "kudlow report" begins right now. >>> sandy, the road to recovery. the cost of sandy's destruction on the rise. gas lines stretch for miles. and so does the traffic jams. billions still without power. food getting scarce. nerves break. how past can we rebuild? tonight we look for answer. plus the markets rally and the reaction of a lifetime days away. this is a special edition of the "kudlow report." >>> hurricane sandy may be over, but tonight many in the northeast remain without basic needs. power, water, gasoline, and the road to recovery looks grim. here's what we know right now. total losses in sandy, now estimate
on by superstorm sandy. both candidates put the talking points in their back pocket. but now with just three days left, the candidates are back on the trail with the talking points at the ready. we also have our correspondents spread out throughout the battleground states to bring you more on the election and the final push for both candidates. >>> let's step away from the map and let's get to the message for a moment. paul steinhauser is live in harrisburg, pennsylvania. paul, really a flurry of activity and travel for president obama and governor romney. what is their message for these final three days? >> victor, it's interesting, both of them have the same message. change. they're saying it in different ways. you're hearing a lot about change as they crisscross the campaign trail in the final days. both were talking about the message yesterday, last night in ohio. take a listen. >> the president says that, you know, it has to be this way. i say it has to change. he says, he's got excuses for us. i say, in fact, no, i have a plan for us. >> he says that we need to settle for where we are with
it back. he lost last week when sandy came into our lives. governor christie put his arms around the president before we jump on an airplane and flew off to las vegas for a fund-raiser. i think it is kind of caught back up again and be looking hard at the four years and not for ours. moving toward them. gerri: we have an old saying on wall street. traders talk their buck. that is what is going on with the campaign when i talk to the media. they're all saying that the canada is going to win. it's not clear. can you believe a word coming out of the mouths of these people who work for the campaign's? they both can win. >> that is absolutely right. and i do sympathize with the press team a little bit because i used to do that job. remember having to go out, but under game face, make sure you look good, lipstick on. the only poll that matters is the one that happens tomorrow. i really do think that the romney people inside feel very, very good. think about this. his base is energized. his base has been energized. independence seemed to be breaking cramp. president obama has a problem
>>> it's november 1st on "the cycle." it's been exactly 67 hours since superstorm sandy make landfall along the jersey shore. three days later, incredible signs of recovery. even more signs there's a long road ahead. >> i'm stove carneve kornacki. where is the money going to come from? >>> the storm has passed and both candidates are back on the trail. five days to go and the stakes couldn't be higher. >>> time toure. technology's come a long way since tim russert famously wrote florida, florida, florida. but what hasn't changed is the path to victory, making the sunshine state our state of the day. >> all that plus the image emblematic of what barack obama wanted from his presidency. it took four years and an act of god to get it. it's thursday and you're in "the cycle." >>> it's another day of slow progress as nearly two dozen states pick up the pieces from sandy. the death toll now stands at more than 80. also rising is the costs. now estimated at north of $60 billion. that's not hard to consider when you look at the incredible damage especially along the new jersey coastl
know, we still got to wait and see how the polls shift post hurricane sandy. one of those great things hearing mitt romney say the president cannot work with republicans, i think we saw him working pretty well with governor christie. let's see how the polls unfold in the next day or two. that's the critical moment when the last minute undecideds and there are still some out there will be making up their minds. >> all right, richard wolffe, david k. johnson, great to have you with us, thanks for joining us. >>> coming up, the state of the race with just four days to go. what the real numbers tell us, >>> coming up, a look at the state of the presidential race. we'll look at the latest numbers and we'll visit with bob shrum. nobody knows more than he does. at least that's what i say. then, more problems for ohio voters. hurricane sandy leaves thousands without power. and over 6,000 voters across the state purged from the rolls. how serious is this? we'll have the details. and paul ryan hasn't helped mitt romney a bit in wisconsin. now the congressman may have trouble hanging on to his ow
for this next term? >> if the opponents are smart they could use the hurricane sandy to deal with some how package that with the defic debt ceilin and move this quickly forward and out of the way it could save everybody's face moving forward. we will see if they're that smart. ysidro depending on who you talk to into people are blaming and what people are blaming you. talking about the republicans. again, how much of this would you say is mitt romney or the party not reaching out to minority voters? what is it? >> i think perhaps what we should see of what went right. it was a very smart calculated get out the game the strategy. if you saw in those ke nine nine states. all of those swing states with the exception of north carolina was a very dedicated ground game that got it out there. and in some ways, what ever happened in this campaign was probably closer than it could have been. but i think that when we look at where the polls have been and trending the outcome was really making sure that the, the out came ground game. >> he did have one year to prepare the was great. >>pam: grant lotu
're following this hour, slow pace of storm recovery efforts in the northeast. 12 days after sandy, some residents saying they are not receiving any help from fema or even the red cross. with such widespread devastation residents are dealing without basic services. that before the storm they took for granted. >> no water. no heat. no lights, garbage not being picked up. garbage, halfway. garbage thrown everywhere. smell. the environment out here is terrible as far as smelling. odor is horrendous. it's depressing. >> gregg: anna is covering this live at staten island. >> we are 300 yards from the water at one of six dumping stations around staten island. we have been watching this debris pile up for two weeks in the nor'easter that hit last week. it did slow the crews. it's quite an active scene behind me today. a sign of progress being made. that is good sign. also hundreds of volunteers piled into buses at city hall this morning with their own tools and shovels helping out super storm sandy victims. volunteers sorting goods going house to house and cleaning up parks. groups are leaving
water, a new storm batters the northeast, slowing the recovery from superstorm sandy. >> it's back to work tor president obama. he and congressional leaders promise to work together to prevent a budget crisis but wall street isn't buying it. >> how looking in mirror could provide clues to your risk for heart sease. >> but with today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. . >> second storm made your life miserable. >> new misery for the northeast as a post-sandy storm slams the region. >> 60 mile-per-hour winds, wintry mix coastal flooding. >> causing 100,000 new power outages. >> it gets frustrated. it eats away from you. finally you see the light at the end of the tunnel and now we're starting all over again. >> finally got that forecast that i got last night i'm waiting for the locusts and pestilence next. >> worries about the fiscal cliff are affecting stocks around the world. >> president obama telephoned top congressional leaders urging more bipartisan cooperation. >> mr. president, this is your moment. we're ready to be led. not as democrats or republicans, but as america
. praising the president for his efforts to comfort those afflicted by sandy. >> yeah, absolutely. tower, you got another one? >> i do. new york, my neighborhood was surrounded by others with power. it's crazy to look out and see the lights that you don't have. >> it really is. anne thompson's video in her piece showed perfectly, you have half the city in lights. there's uptown. and then you swing down south of about 39th street, new york city in the dark. "morning joe" starts right now. >>> how are you? you okay? oh, no. they're suffering. >> yeah. >> we're going to help you get it all together. all right? i promise. promise. you're going to be okay. everybody's safe, right? that's the most important thing. we're going to get this whole thing set up. my guy craig fugate is here. craig, this is the owner of the marina. i want to make sure that she knows that we're going to immediately make sure that she gets the help she needs to get this all back together. >> yes, sir. >> thank you. >> good morning. welcome to "morning joe." it's thursday, november 1st. with us on set, we have msnbc and "tim
of hurricane sandy, shock is turning to fury and anger. searchers on new york city's staten island are still finding bodies. desperate survivors say help isn't getting through. things are getting more dire apparently by the hour. three days after the storm hit, millions of new yorkers still have no power, no food. and they face huge lines trying to get anywhere. and with just five days until the presidential election, we're releasing a new poll from colorado. a must-win state for both candidates. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> while much of the country, even the presidential race is returning to normal today, we're hearing and seeing misery and growing desperation for millions of people in the northeastern united states. here is the big picture as it stands right now. hurricane sandy's blame for at least 88 deaths in the united states and two in canada raising the storm's overall death toll to 157. a little under 5 million power customers across the eastern united states awoke to no electricity again. that's down to the nearly 8 million when the storm hit on monday tho
will update recovery efforts following super storm sandy and explain how kevin harvick's race car got damaged before he even got behind the wheel. "good morning, washington" at 5:00 a.m. starts right now. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> it is 5:00 monday november 5. >> rise and shine. we will get to jackie. >> a cold start this morning. temps around freezing in a few areas. but it looks pretty good out there. looking at the live picture. temperatures are 41 right here. 43 at reagan national. 40 at dulles. 37 in call -- culpepper and petersburg below freezing. 40 degrees is above the freezing market in terms of warming. not all that warm overall when you look at highs in the upper 40's, around 50 and high should be in the low to mid 60's. we will get some sunshine by this afternoon so you have to look at it with a before spin. over to traffic with jamie. >> a positive spin on the traffic. a lot of construction overnight in the tysons area on the beltway near 123, route 7, braddock road all wrapped up and projects on metrorail, toll ro
a lot about whether or not perceptions of the president, certainly after sandy, seeing him walk around and comfort people helps at all. but when you look at early voting, obviously that was in place before sandy. the president talking today with his new modified stump speech really detailing the folks he's fighting for. he says whether they're in urban area or a rural area, this is what i am fighting for, this very passionate speech as part of his closing argument. >> yeah, i think you're right, tamron. what president obama has done in the past week with sandy can only help him. you have 78% of the american public thinks he's done a good job. that's republicans and democrats. think he's done a good job in handling the sandy situation. and the hurricane relief efforts. and then you look at the early voting, as was just mentioned a moment ago, the president has a 35-point advantage in early voting in iowa. a 30-point advantage in ohio. i'm down in florida right now in tampa. he has an early voting advantage here in florida as well, a state that's still neck and neck. and he's making a ve
%. obviously, the president is getting some high marks for thinks his reaction and response to sandy, chris governor chris christie, michael bloomberg coming out and endorsing the president. is this a solid position? >> any other year, this wouldn't have been considered any position that he would want to be in as an incumbent president. but, well, you have to factor in the weakness of the opposition and also the history nature of this recovery which makes it different in speed from ones before it. i think what today is not a big news story and that's good news for the president. this was sort of the last chance that some external event could really trip him up. obviously, nobody knows what could occur over the last four days. but republicans were hoping this would be some last-minute thing that voters would be taking into the voting booth with them. when it appears the numbers would be delayed because of the storm, they went and said it was a conspiracy. the numbers are out and they're not that bad relative to what they could about. this is overall good news for the president as you pointed
morning. how is president obama handling the post-sandy power outages and flooding on the campaign trail? it's a difficult balance, i'm sure, between the two. >> reporter: you make a really good point, because the president is still trying to make this big push in the final days of this campaign, but at the same time, has to do his day job dealing with the aftermath of hurricane sandy. a white house official said the president was briefed overnight on the latest situation there, and then this morning, he headed over to fema headquarters, where he got another briefing from his homeland security team to get an update on not only the flood damage, but also the power outage situation. the president held a video conference call also with the governors in the impacted area of connecticut, new jersey, and also new york. the main theme from the president during that meeting was that the government has to get it right. take a listen. >> what i told the governors and the mayors is what i've been saying to my team from the start of this event, and that is we don't have any patience for bureaucracy,
since hurricane sandy forever changed the east coast and so many lives along it with. the recovery effort and how the storm is impacting polling stations. that's coming up. >> we've got a packed show for you this morning, four hours. among our guests, rob portman will be joining us, maryland congressman chris van hollen, pat tomby, arizona senator john mccain is with us. former treasury secretary larry summers is our guest. obama campaign deputy manager stephanie cutter, former white house press secretary bill burden all joining us this morning. and we're counting down the final hours of a marathon battle for the white house, just too close to call today. this morning after 17 months of campaigning and $3 billion spent, it has come down to this. a brand new cnn/orc vote of likely voters released last night shows that mitt romney and president obama are in a tie, 49% apiece. both candidates are targeting the must-win swing states on this final full day of campaigning. the president accompanied by rocker bruce springsteen holding rallies in madison, wisconsin, columbus, ohio, des moi
]. >> neil: all this stuff about sandy recovery thing going well. fox news alert, folks, it's not. welcome, i'm neil cavuto and a sandy response apparently crashing down. two million residents are still in the dark and cold. power outages no fewer than seven dates, gas lines stretching across miles. it's all spending frustration flaring. two days until election day, raising new questions it could boomerang on no less than president obama. more on that in a moment. first to the people still suffering like maria of staten island who is still left to pick up the pieces. how are things going? >> i wish they were saying going better but they are not. >> neil: blah is the problem right now? >> i know that the volunteers have been out there and i've heard that the marathon runners, to their credit have been and helping people as much as they can. the red cross is somewhere on staten island and national guard is here. there are massive amounts of volunteers giving out water and food. there are certain communities, large communities in staten island that have been virtually forgotten. >> neil: the pro
hurricane sandy. we'll look at its possible effect on turnout tomorrow. and would you believe the threat from the next storm on the way, a nor'easter threatening for mid-week. the storm, and the election, our coverage, nbc nightly news begins now. >>> good evening, and we can tell you it is almost over now, after a couple of years and a couple of billion, on the eve of decision 2012, we are very close to knowing the first indications of how this race is going to break. heading into election day, by all accounts this election is a statistical dead heat, the latest national head to head has this as a 48-47 race, while state polls vary and while the battleground states call for a lot, you can tell how tight the race is by watching the two campaigns, positively barnstorming the battleground states, battling it out, based on the hope of converts here. all this, while the whole region of the country sits in the dark and watches the profound plaza h peter alexander traveling with the romney campaign in columbus, ohio. peter, good evening. >> reporter: brian, good evening to you. late today, the
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